A recall has been recently issued by an firm for melon goods sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday the recall contains cut watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe made by Caito Foods LLC. The fruit has been sold under labels or different brands in Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Kroger, Target and Whole Foods.
The states are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Health officials advise consumers to test packaging to learn whether the melon was dispersed by Caito Foods, and, in that case, not to consume it. They advise shops to pull on the merchandise.
Police say 93 people are sickened, 23 of whom were hospitalized. No deaths are reported.
Salmonella Carrau is described as rare. Symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps.